The are many hotels in the United States that carry the name Biltmore as part of their title. Three of them are well known for being one of the most haunted locations in their respective states. One of them is the Millineum Biltmore in Los Angeles, which will be an episode of its own one day. Another is the Providence Biltmore and based on its ominous past, that is not surprising. The fancy lobby belies the legends that claim that a Satanist not only financially backed the hotel, but performed rituals within its halls. There are tales of Prohibition fights and murders and people have literally disappeared from the hotel. The stories about this haunted hotel have inspired the likes of Stephen King and Robert Bloch. The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables also has tales from the days of Prohibition and has a long list of spirits said to be haunting its halls. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Biltmore Hotels in Rhode Island and Florida! The Moment in Oddity features Jeremy Bentham’s dead body and This Month in History features the first Income Tax Bill signed into law.
Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most celebrated architects in America. His designs were ahead of their time and he was a true architectural visionary. Most people know the successes, but not many know about a mass murder that has left one of his personal homes possibly haunted. That would be Taliesin in Wisconsin. Join us as we share the details of Wright’s life, this tragic event and the haunts that are connected to this famous architect! Moment in Oddity features The Phantom Fortress and This Month in History features Fabricius observes and publishes on Sunspots.
Florida would become the final home for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. John Ringling would be the final surviving brother of the five who built the circus. He would build his mansion in Sarasota and call it Ca’d’Zan. John would also build a museum for his art collection. This whole complex would eventually house the Circus Museum as well. Several buildings here and other locations connected to the Ringlings are rumored to be haunted. Join us on our final episode of the Haunted Circus Mini-Series as we talk about the Ringlings in Florida.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse is a location full of history, but it also has many stories of tragedy. The tower that stands there today is not the original lighthouse. There have been several towers through the centuries. The one built just prior to the current tower was closer to the sea and eventually fell into it, but not before tragedy hit. The tower that exists today was started in 1871 and was completed in 1874. That construction would leave another tragedy in its wake. Others would lose their lives here too. And in the wake of all of this, we have spirits. I’ve visited this location many times, but this would be Kelly’s first visit and this would be the first time I would conduct an official investigation here. Join Kelly and I as we share the investigation of the St. Augustine Lighthouse! The Moment in Oddity features Queen Elizabeth I’s dress and This Month in History features Queen Elizabeth I ascending to the throne.
Ybor City was known as the “Wild West of the South.” This neighborhood just outside of Tampa, Florida has an amazing history, which has led to some interesting haunts. Several locations have been featured on ghost programs and we got to investigate one of them: The Cuban Club! Join me as I explore the history and hauntings of Ybor City. The Moment in Oddity features The Bloody Pit and This Month in History was suggested by Shelley Emary and features a balloon bomb killing six near Bly.
Key West, Florida is the southernmost part of the United States. The city features man-made beaches, resorts, shopping, eateries and lots of history. One of the historical bars here is Capt. Tony’s Saloon. The building has a long and diverse history that includes brothels, speakeasies, morgues and much more. One of the former bars here was a favorite watering hole of Ernest Hemingway. The current saloon, Capt. Tony’s is a favorite gathering place for locals. It also seems to be a gathering place for customers from beyond the veil. Could it be because a former hanging tree once stood here? Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of Capt. Tony’s Saloon! The Moment in Oddity features a deadly magnetic strip on the Autobahn and This Day in History features the discovery of polar explorer Robert Falcon Scott’s body. We also have the fifth installment in the tird series of TimPrasil’s Spectral Edition in this one. This location was suggested by listener Maryann Barcomb.
We take you on the tour with us in episode 76! The St. Augustine Lighthouse is actually a Light Station, meaning that the lighthouse is accompanied by several outbuildings. This is one of the tallest and oldest lighthouses in America. We visited with several History Goes Bump listeners to experience the Dark of the Moon Ghost Tour. While many families lived here without incident, there were a couple that suffered tragedy. And it is through those tragedies that spiritual energy seems to have continued on, even after all these years. We had what seemed to be an experience of our own. Come with us as we share that and the history and hauntings of the St. Augustine Light Station. The Moment in Oddity features the Eillean Mor Lighthouse Mystery and This Day in History features the Battle of Neville’s Cross.
This episode features clips from a ghost tour Denise and Diane went on in St. Augustine, Florida and the history and hauntings of the area right around the Old City Gate and walls that includes the Huguenot Cemetery. Hear about Elizabeth and Judge John Stickney and the other spirits lurking in this most haunted city in America! The Moment in Oddity features whisky scented fabric and This Day in History features King Edward VIII abdication of the crown.
In this premiere of the History Goes Bump Podcast, hosts Diane and Denise introduce themselves and the podcast to the audience. Following that is the “Moment in Odd History” featuring The Great Serpent mound, “This Day in History” featuring the introduction of the Model T and then the featured haunted location of the show: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. The history of the building is covered as well as a biography of Robert Ripley. And then there is the “bump” part of the show detailing the hauntings, one of which is a personal experience from your hosts.